Well after a bit of waffling, and since my promise to myself to start a Brenda Keyes sampler as the next project can't happen -- don't have the necessary fibers yet (and didn't have the necessary chart in one case) -- I ended up starting something that seems pretty popular at the moment in the blogosphere, the Plantation Sampler. I got my inspiration from Tanya at the Scarlet House. If you click on that link you'll see her finished and framed piece. Anyway, here's my start.
I was going to follow Tanya's lead and use the 45ct vintage Maritime White and the mix of NPI and DMC just like her. But then I decided that I would use the same fibers but a different fabric.
I really like the darker fabric in the original picture on the chart. So I'm using a 40ct limited edition Lakeside fabric from Shakespeare's Peddler called Reindeer.
You can't tell from the picture, but the color of the fabric is sort of similar to the picture on the chart.
In other stitching news, Yuko has two giveaways on her blog. Go check it out. And Melissa has a giveaway on her blog as well. Again, go check it out and enter!
Had to put in another bass carrying picture. This time it's the boy child carrying his bass (the one we've rented for him at school) after the school's spring concert. He's on stage here.
The girl child is all settled in Spain, hopefully happily. She's been taking tons of pictures, and putting them on Facebook. I supposed this is the time for me to succumb to Facebook, but I'd rather let the Father type show me the pictures. :D We won't see her again in person till the end of June. But thanks to Skype, we'll see her on the computer screen whenever she deigns to talk to us. Which probably won't be too often.
The big tennis news, of course, is Nadal's loss in the 4th round of the French Open. Huge! Just to give you an idea of why it's huge, up till this loss, he'd never lost at the French Open. Never. 31 matches worth of never. The last time he lost a SET was when he lost a set to Federer in the 2007 final. In other words, he won the French Open last year without dropping a set. Wow. And now he's lost in the 4th round. Unbelievable! Now I can hope for Federer to come through. The optimist says go! The pessimist says he won't make it. Sigh. We'll see!!! Sorry if you don't care about tennis.
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